Feeling the Hurts of Others

By   •   February 12   •   Topics: ,

homeless man

This age in which we live could hardly be described as conducive to a sensitiveness of the needs of others. We have developed a veneer of sophistication and hardness. Abraham Lincoln once said, characteristically, “I am sorry for the man who can’t feel the whip when it is laid on the other man’s back.” Much of the world is calloused and indifferent toward mankind’s poverty and distress. This is due largely to the fact that for many people there has never been a rebirth. The love of God has never been shed abroad in their hearts. Many people speak of the social gospel as though it were separate and apart from the redemptive Gospel. The truth is: there is only one Gospel. We must be redeemed, we must be made right with God before we can become sensitive to the needs of others. Divine love, like a reflected sunbeam, shines down before it radiates out. Unless our hearts are conditioned by the Holy Spirit to receive and reflect the warmth of God’s compassion, we cannot love our fellowmen as we ought.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team shares God’s compassion with people in crisis. Find out more.

Prayer for the day

Help me to feel another person's hurt and be concerned, Father, so that I may shed the light of Your love in an uncaring world.

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  1. Mike Chitkhin says:

    Till I got in a closer relationship with Jesus I did not know of this kind of love

  2. Bettye Wiggins says:


  3. Tushar Tekam says:

    i am unable to love others properly.

  4. Gerry says:

    The measure you demonstrate your love for others is the measure you often recieve it. Compassion for your fellow man shows a Godly character.

  5. kVPaulose says:

    Thanks be unto God for allt acts of kindness and compassion shown all over the world in the name of Jesus Christ

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    LOVE OF LORD make us sensitive to the needs of others. GLORY TO LORD! amen

  7. Hellen says:

    Amen and Amen

  8. Vivian Sanders says:

    Amen people now are really something when it comes to careing for another.